BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care - Level 2
This course will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a health or social care worker or progress to a level 3 qualification.The…
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What you'll learn on the course
- Health and Social Care
This course will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a health or social care worker or progress to a level 3 qualification.
The course content aims to develop your knowledge of the role of the health or social care worker, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities to service users and the wider health and social care sectors.
You will be provided with opportunities to develop your functional skills and a range of other skills, techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for a successful performance in working life.
You will be required to undertake 60 hours of mandatory work placement.
You will also be encouraged to actively participate in voluntary work.
- English at grade C and four other GCSEs (including maths) at a D grade minimum
- Level 1 Health and Social Care or Childcare may also be considered
You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.
Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.Start dates and fees
The table below shows you when the course starts. You may be charged a fee for your course depending on your age and circumstances.Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions 16-18over 19 Sep 20161 yr(s)1755A1028Free£400.00*Apply online
*Course fees shown are for guidance only and are the fees charged for courses running this year. Fees for courses starting in September 2016 will be confirmed in spring 2016.How long is the course?
- Derby Road
You will be continually assessed through a portfolio and assignments which will relate to the vocational units studied.What does the course lead to?
Employment in the care sector as a health care assistant, care support worker or care assistant. You may also progress onto a Level 3 programme if you achieve the entry criteria.What will I study?
The BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 consists of two core units, two mandatory units and five specialist units.
The core units are:
- Human Lifespan Development Exam
- Health and Social Care Values
The mandatory units are:
- Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
- Healthy Living Exam
Specialist units (five of which are chosen by the tutor) include:
- The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
- Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
- Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and
- The Health and Social Care Sector*
*this unit has a mandatory work placementStudy programmes
It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.What can I go on to study?
- Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
- Other related Level 3 courses
- An apprenticeship
Call the college on 0808 100 3626 for an application form or apply online.Apply online